When the heat is too much for the sea to handle, it rises. So as the people of Ghana.
Thousands flooded the streets of Accra, Ghana on Wednesday repeating three words glued together in solidarity: “#FixTheCountry”. It is a powerful protest against the government trending on Twitter
They spoke their minds fearlessly: “corruption breeds poverty” and they voiced out for the government to “fix (our) education system now”.
Ghana sits as the second most peaceful country in the continent according to the Global Peace Index 2021, but like any other country the economy suffers from the hit of the pandemic.
On top of it, the people are unhappy with the government introducing new taxes and high fuel prices which made basic goods and services expensive for the common man.
The protest sparked more than just a demonstration about hiked up prices of goods and services but a demand for a better future.
The rise against bad governance and the demand for a real change in Africa is now the order of the day as various countries begin to wield the power of democracy fearlessly.
By Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.